Let's face it, Space: 1999 was a snooze of a show. How do you take a couple of respected actors- Martin Landau (Emmy Award nominee/future Acadamy Award winner) and his wife Barbara Bain (triple Emmy Award winner) and give them roles that make them appear as interesting as wooden puppets? Well, if the producers are Gerry and Sylvia Anderson, it's easy! You see, the Andersons had previously created various British fantasy series for children starring marionette figures. These shows included Stingray, Fireball XL5 and Thunderbirds. Space: 1999 took place on a moonbase after our moon decided to leave earth's orbit and wander around aimlessly through space while encountering various alien lifeforms and whatnot.
Was the show really as dull as I remember? I dunno, as I haven't actually watched it since I was a kid. All I remember is by the second season they introduced a shape-changing alien named Maya. Did this improve the show? Well, if nothing else, she was more interesting to look at than the old scientist guy she replaced on the show. And because of that, I've decided to draw her!